Beljo, Bandits beat Senators 3-0 in Centennial Cup semifinal

The Brooks Bandits will play the winner of Saturday’s semifinal between the Portage Terriers and Battlefords North Stars.

Dario Beljo scored twice in the third period and Aiden Fink added an empty-netter with 19 seconds left as the Brooks Bandits defeated the Ottawa Junior Senators 3-0 on Saturday in a Centennial Cup semifinal showdown in Portage La Prairie.

The Alberta Junior Hockey League Bandits will play the winner of Saturday night’s semifinal — between the host Portage Terriers and Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League — in Sunday’s championship final at 4 p.m. ET.

Ethan Barwick made 22 saves to post the shutout.

Brooks outshot Ottawa 41-22 and went 0-for-2 on the power-play. Ottawa, of the Central Canada Hockey League, went 0-for-5.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 20, 2023.

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